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WB Suspends Sale of Batman: Arkham Knight

The PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight has had its problems. Let’s be honest, PC gamers were not happy with the framerate issues. So much so that I am writing this the user reviews on Steam are “Mostly Negative.” Last night, Rocksteady and Warner Brothers got the message. They are RockSteady and Warner Brothers got the message. They are suspending all sales of the PC version until they can fix the issues plaguing their game.

I have been playing this game for a while, and I have dealt with framerate issues, textures no loading fully until a couple minutes after, and my first time loading the game it did not load. Other than that, I have not seen what other’s had issues with.

Here’s the full post on their forums:

Dear Batman: Arkham Knight PC owners,

We want to apologize to those of you who are experiencing performance issues with Batman: Arkham Knight on PC. We take these issues very seriously and have therefore decided to suspend future game sales of the PC version while we work to address these issues to satisfy our quality standards.  We greatly value our customers and know that while there are a significant amount of players who are enjoying the game on PC, we want to do whatever we can to make the experience better for PC players overall.

Thank you to those players who have already given valuable feedback. We are continuously monitoring all threads posted in the Official Batman: Arkham Knight Community and Steam forums, as well as any issues logged with our Customer Support (support.wbgames.com). If you purchased your copy of the game and are not satisfied with your experience, then we ask for your patience while these issues are resolved. If desired, you can request a refund at help.steampowered.com (Steam refund policies can be found here: http://store.steampowered.com/steam_refunds) or the retail location where you purchased the game.

The Batman: Arkham fans have continually supported the franchise to its current height of success, and we want to thank you for your patience as we work to deliver an updated version of Batman: Arkham Knight on PC so you can all enjoy the final chapter of the Batman: Arkham series as it was meant to be played.

Your Morning Digital Brew

Oh, yesterday was filled with new releases and stupid moves. Plus, Batman is still having issues! Check out what you missed!

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Your Morning Digital Brew

Rise and Shine! Welcome to all of you new and old, more new because this is not very old. Anyways, your morning digital brew is ready. This is what tech news you missed yesterday.

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I am introducing a new segment into Digital Coffee. It is the history of… and this will about different aspects of  the tech industry. This week I am talking about the space combat games. If you were wondering, yes this will be about the Star Wars, and Wing Commander series. I hope you enjoy! Check back next week as I talk about Origin game studios.

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Take a Stroll Through Dark Zone In Tom Clancy’s The Division

The Division is shaping up to be a fun game. This video gives you a glimpse into The Division. Basically, make sure you trust your time and trust no one else. Being able to trust people will be tricky, but that’s the point of the game. The Dark Zone will be a PVP zone, so gamers that hate playing against other players should try to avoid it at all cost. The Division comes out March 8, 2016.